High-throughput DNA Fingerprinting and Genotyping Research Service
The DNA Marker Analysis Facility is based in the Forest Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the University of Pretoria, and is supported by a team of technicians and geneticists. The facility offers high-throughput plant DNA isolation, fingerprinting and genotyping research services focused on commercially grown tree species and occasionally other plant species on request.
The following research capacity is available:
- DNA isolation from a range of plant tissues including leaves, pine needles, xylem scrapings, wood and bark or cambium cores.
- Microsatellite DNA fingerprinting for most Eucalyptus Pinus species grown in South Africa, using 10-20 microsatellite markers
- Individual identification, clonal verification and parentage analysis for both Eucalyptus and pine species.
- Species discrimination for Eucalyptus (still under development)